Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 923,874

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Seattle Theatre Group N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One Ocean Media Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PEN American Center Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 923,874

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Eating International Incorporated DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 550,651

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Seattle Theatre Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PEN American Center Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 923,874

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13110 records found.